Jun 26, 2013

HappinessInfusion Toolbar Removal

HappinessInfusion Toolbar is an unwanted adware program that changes your homepage and default search engine. It is usually distributed bundled with other free software available on Internet. Cannot get rid of HappinessInfusion Toolbar? How to remove HappinessInfusion Toolbar from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox?

What Is HappinessInfusion Toolbar? Is It Dangerous?

HappinessInfusion Toolbar is affiliated with browser hijackers or an adware that is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Most of time you may get this toolbar from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs. It claims to offer convenient web search, homepage, and default search. However, in reality it changes your homepage and default search engine without your permission and makes you impossible to browse online.

Once running, you will get HappinessInfusion Toolbar as soon as you open browsers. It gives you a bogus search engine and also you will find some odd icons called Good News, Happy Bursts, Happily Ever After, Spread Happiness have been added on the top of your web browser without your notice. If you use any function provided by this toolbar, you must get a headache as a result. This adware may redirect you to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites such as home.mywebsearch.com which will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC. And constant pop-up pages will make you crazy as soon as your computer is online. It completely disturbs your normal activity and consumes lots of your time. Therefore, don’t take any chances to let it stay in your computer, you had better uninstall HappinessInfusion Toolbar and remove its component as quickly as possible.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

HappinessInfusion Toolbar Picture:

HappinessInfusion Toolbar

Infected Symptoms:

1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering HappinessInfusion Toolbar can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

HappinessInfusion Toolbar is an unwanted add-on that causes a number of problems to your computer as soon as it is installed. It starts with modifying the browser settings and redirecting search results to irrelevant webpage. When you get this toolbar installed, it changes settings on Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet explorer, also it modifies its default homepage, DNS settings without your permission. It also causes frequent web redirecting to wrong websites, hijacking search engine settings and leading to unexpected webpages. Therefore, it is suggested users to delete HappinessInfusion Toolbar as soon as possible.

Kindly Reminder: If you failed to remove the virus, please contact YooCare PC experts now for instant help to avoid any mistake such as data lost and system crash during the manual removal.

Published by & last updated on November 6, 2013 5:07 am

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